Thursday, June 10, 2010

Goals for Watermelon Road Race 12K

I have many goals for this weekend's race. Considering I've never ran a 12K before I'm pretty stoked to add new race mileage and a PR to my running resume.  I'm also pretty stoked that I automatically get a PR because I've never ran a 12K before.

With all that said, I do have four goals in mind:

D.  To finish the race.  I know most runners have that goal in mind.  We all go into a race wanting to finish.

C.  To finish in 1:15:00.  To achieve this goal a 10:03 pace is what I need to run it at.  I will be happy with this time but I know I can go faster than this. 

B.  To finish in 1:10:00.  To achieve this goal I would have to run a 9:23 pace.  This is something I know I can do and will not be to terribly upset with myself if I do it.

A.  My ultimate goal is to finish the 12K in ONE HOUR even.  This means running an 8:02 pace.  I can run in the low 8's but I can't hold that pace for 7 miles.  Hell I can't hold that pace for 3 miles.  I'm going to try and push myself to this time frame but I know I will not be disappointed in myself if I don't get it.

So these are my goals.  The last one is the toughest and I'm just not sure I can do it, but I'm going to give it all I have.  I didn't go running this morning.  My legs are feeling better but I did turn my ankle wrong while cutting the grass last night, so I'm hoping that by Saturday morning it will feel better. 

Enter nerves.  I get this way before all races no matter how big or small they are. 


  1. Those are great goals! Enjoy your run this weekend :-)

  2. Hope you have a great race this weekend, gotta love guaranteed PR's :)